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1 08, 2016

Business Results from the 2015 Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase

By Elizabeth Vaughan, Food Systems Coordinator From Legoland to local hospitals, good food purchasing has increased as a result of the 2015 Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase.   Attendees from the annual Showcase event were surveyed six months later to identify new business deals made as a result of their attendance at the October 23, 2015 [...]

25 07, 2016

Don’t Miss The Rendezvous

Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) will be hosting our inaugural The Rendezvous on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station. Please join us for an evening with thought-provoking speakers who will share intriguing ideas and tangible best practices for addressing obesity. Proceeds from this event will benefit CHIP’s mission to [...]

7 06, 2016

Sowing Seeds in Spring: Farm-to-School Grows in San Diego County

By Elizabeth Vaughan, Food Systems Coordinator It’s been a productive spring season for CHIP Food Systems's farm-to-school efforts. From scratch cooking techniques to turning kitchen scraps into school garden compost, the Farm-to-School Taskforce (F2ST) continued to sow seeds over the past several months sure to grow the region’s farm-to-school movement. For March’s F2ST meeting, Sally [...]

15 04, 2016

San Diego County New and Young Farmers Needs Assessment Results

A version of this blog post first appeared here on the San Diego Food Systems Alliance's 'News' blog on April 9th, 2016. By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director, SDFSA Member San Diego County has more small farms than any other county in the country, over 400 organic farms, and has the 12th largest farm [...]

31 03, 2016

An Amazing Month of Farm-to-School in San Diego County

By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director March has been an amazing month of milestones, memorable moments, and media coverage for farm-to-school in San Diego County! Simply put, we are on a roll! Rather than trying to tell the full story ourselves, included in this post is a quick synopsis of  key events along with [...]

23 02, 2016

Brokering Good Food Deals Across San Diego County

By Elizabeth Vaughan, CHIP Food Systems Coordinator What does that all too loving grandmother and CHIP Food Systems Department have in common? They both love setting people up! This month, in honor of Valentines Day, we are focusing this blog post on CHIP’s efforts to “set up” good food producers and institutional food buyers. CHIP [...]

7 12, 2015

NHLT Supports San Diego County Hospitals to Continue Building a Healthy, Sustainable Food System in 2015

By Elizabeth Vaughan and Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Team California hospitals are leading the way in making healthful, sustainable foods and beverages the norm in healthcare systems across the nation, and much of that work is happening in San Diego County. An important initiative that has served as a platform for collaboration to advance [...]

10 11, 2015

Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase a Success!

By Colin Cureton and Elizabeth Vaughan, CHIP Food Systems Team White canopies draped with burlap cloth, dozens of farmers standing by proud displays of produce, and people in sunhats smiling wide and admiring brightly colored fruits and vegetables; welcome to the third annual Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase! This year’s Showcase, held on October 23, [...]

14 10, 2015

Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase just over a week away (10/23, 2-5pm in Encinitas)!

By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director Just over a week from today, dozens of San Diego County farms, produce distributors, sustainable businesses, and food systems advocates will all be showing up in a field in Encinitas, CA. Why would such an interesting (and busy!) group of people do such a thing? Well, because coming [...]